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  • SubGenre:Golf
  • Language:English
  • Pages:250
  • Paperback ISBN:9798350928631

The Best of All Things Golf

An Exploration of the Best Travel, Courses, Architects, Players, Books, Movies, & Hobbies

by Jack M. Hammel

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Finally, a "One Stop Shop" where the golf lover can examine the greatest the game has to offer. Travel to many of the finest and/or most unique courses in Great Britain, Ireland and the USA - ranked accordingly - as well as recommended itineraries, lodgings, restaurants, and sights. Enter the debate about the greatest golfers and golf architects ever. Identify the best golf books and movies. Immerse yourself in the world of hickory golf. Take a primer course on the art of golf collectibles and decor. And, for golfers who just can't seem to shake the "yips," learn about a simple and permanent fix. Over 100 color photos and illustrations. It's all here, in one book!


At checkout enter Coupon Code LETSGOLF for 35% off. THE BEST OF ALL THINGS GOLF is quite distinctive. Over 10,000 books have been written about golf. The author, Jack M. Hammel, has read over 1,000 of them. However, he never came across one that thoroughly covers virtually all of the sport's major aspects in a single volume. In his book, he shares his knowledge pertaining to a wide array of golf topics as well as his vast golf travel experiences. The game is growing in popularity and there is a thirst for widespread information about golf. However, few have the time to read dozens of books or the desire to spend hours scouring the internet. In this age of instant gratification the best of all things golf is placed at the golf enthusiast's fingertips.

About the author

Jack Hammel has played and photographed over 250 of the greatest and/or most unique golf courses in Great Britain, Ireland and the USA and read over 1,000 books on virtually every golf topic. A retired lawyer, he lives in California's Sonoma Valley in Oakmont Village, where, as a mid-range single-digit handicapper, he regularly plays golf at its two courses, Valley of the Moon and Sugarloaf. Jack and his wife, Kathy, are the proud parents of two children and grandparents of three.

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A Great Golf Guidebook "The best of all things Golf" blends a great golf reference book and interesting personal stories from a person who loves golf. Primarily this is a great advice source for a golfer; from novice to a veteran. Beyond this, it is a friendly comfortable read, as if you were walking alongside Jack as he relays what he has experienced and enjoyed in his years of playing golf. Numerous color photos on high-quality gloss pages throughout the book furthered my experience of the book. Reading the inside perspective on courses Jack Hammel has played is captivating - following his sometimes hole-by-hole commentary about playing renowned courses across the United States and around the world. I really enjoyed reading about the courses Jack encountered in Scotland and Ireland. He tells of personal encounters at the tough holes and the play he experienced. Always there is attention to background information and history. His writings not only chronicle the courses that challenged Jack, the book includes many sidebar insights into places to stay, restaurants and points of interest. One learns from Jack’s perspective, the best golf architects, the best golfers, the best golf books, the best golf movies. We hear about Jack’s home golfer treat, including his golf, antiques, reproductions and other decor. I found that "The best of all things Golf" guided me into perspectives and accounts about golf I have yet to experience. This was a worthwhile purchase. Read more